Mountain View Elementary student David Lange thinks his teacher Jill Robertson is someone that everyone should know about. So he wrote an essay about her.
Little did he, or Robertson, know that it would be selected as the statewide elementary winner in the Washington Education Association’s “A Teacher to Remember” essay contest.
The student essay contest is in its 18th year and more than 900 students entered.
In all, four winners were selected from around the state, representing various age-groups and demographics. The winners are:
Grade 3-5: David Lange, Mountain View Elementary, Ferndale
Grade 6-8: Zoe Chapman, Tumwater Middle School, Tumwater
Grade 9-12: Sydney Kersten, Lewis & Clark High School, Spokane
ESL/ELL: Cesar Zavalza, Skyline Elementary, Lake Stevens
All winners received a $150 gift card to Amazon.com and a pizza party for their class. Runners-up received $25 gift cards to Amazon.